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. today we thought we would take this opportunity to celebrate an icon of san francisco. the brown twin sisters have been with us for many decades. mary is here today, she's here in celebration and memory of her sister as we all are and we want to take this opportunity to use the arbor day to have a cedar tree, a tree that will grow taller than mary or i. it will grow to be a hundred feet tall. it will be a tree that will be celebrated here in san francisco for generations to come and we thought it would be not only appropriate, but we thought it would be our honor by planting this tree in recognition of vivian and her wonderful contributions to our city. and we are especially blessed with maryann honoring us with her presence. it's not that easy for her to get around these days but she has and continues to be part of an incredible twin sisters. but now she's also missing vivian as much as we are and we felt this would be a proper way to create a celebratory atmosphere on how we miss vivian, how much she meant to us and take this opportunity for arbor day to plant this tree in her name
and of course the president of our port commissions, dorene, the honorable mayor willie brown in the back and the of course the amazing and brilliant port staff. thank you all for being here today. i want to take a moment of where we are in cruising. the cruise lines are building new ships and doubling their fleet. their carrying double or triple times the amount of passengers as before. but shockingly in the united states, cruise terminal are shrinking. and the industry is expanding, cruise cities and cruise ports are trying to figure out how to address that demand. in many cases those ports are putting up tents to process passengers as the port of san francisco does when we have too many ships or they are rehabilitating warehouse sheds at pierre 35 and dog doing what we have done here today in building a new terminal. this terminal, unlike any other in the nation is dual purposed everything about this terminal is meant to be used for cruise shipping and efficiency, but also for the region and for the visitors and the residents alike. not just the terminal itself, but the park that will
, everybody. it's my pleasure to be here to join former mayor willie brown, and supervisor scott wiener and david campos, and the commission of the police department, and friends and staff and friends and family here to witness the promotion of 56 officers of our police department. you know many of you have heard me say in the city that we are the world passage, and rightly so. we are doing things that no other city is doing to lead the way. not just for economic recovery but job creation. showing the way. and our mission bay and biotech, the latest discovers and drugs, the cure of cancer with residents of san francisco working there. we host the biggest and best conventions in the world to bring people together in this great city to do things that collaborate with each other. whether it's business or medicine or research. we have some of the best research and diversity here that are anchoring the discovery. at the same time we host some of the best sports teams in the world. and you know that we are winning the world series and collaborative teamwork that we are doing. or trying to mak
is now supervisor. i would like to thank former mayor willie brown. he's graced us with his presence and thank me for not wearing the orange jacket this morning although i felt that i should because we got two people who i think represent world series types of personalities and contributions to the city. i would like to thank all the of the elected officials to our city attorney to the treasurer, department head, everyone you see before us that i think understand the importance of having both a colleague at the board. i have the pleasure on this momentous occasion of honoring of swearing in carmen and katie. congratulations. [ applause ] . >> as i said on many occasions it shouldn't surprise anyone in this city that women are helping me run this city in the most intelligent way, the smartest way and they both, carmen and katie have had a reputation, had decisions that they have made all through their professional career that put our residents first and foremost and demonstrated their love for this city, it's workings, for it's representation of the inclusion and for embracing all th
want to make sure that we're in compliance with our brown act and, you know, all of the notifications that we do. so, i mean, my preference when we're talking about the rules in the future is that we address that, that if it's noticed to the public, that there might be a different handling of the appeal or a continuance. and if the continuance is requested before the actual noticing goes out, just -- >> i think that there would be a lot of benefits to making -- amending the rules and making these things clear. i want to be cautious about discussing what those amendments might be now because amending the rules was not a noticed item. so, just -- but i -- but what i propose to do is to circulate some possible solutions to what i think are some of the ambiguities. again, based on -- because you have to be cautious about proceeding consistently with respect to each person that comes in front of the board. so, that was my caution also yesterday. >> yes. >> but i do think it would be a good idea to put it on the agenda for some possible amendmentses to the rules. >> and we put that on our a
pmc. that's why we are so proud. i would like to thank cpmc, and mike brown and who we have got tone to know so well in the past few months. it took a tremendous effort, good faith on all sides and i look forward to working with all of us and most importantly to lou gerardo who is in front of you. he's not only the most famous baker, but i will tell you straight up, if it weren't for him, we would not have gotten through this process. it was lou gerardo who put this together. thank you so much for all your efforts. >> so i will briefly touch on the elements of this deal that are incredibly significant. first of all cathedral hill and new campus for cpmc, originally it was going to be 550 bed hospital, today it's 250 beds approximately half the size to also build additional 30 beds. while smaller, this does reflect the concerns of the local neighborhood and as well as relating to saint luke's. but most importantly it does create a brand new hospital at cathedral hill. this hospital will be c pmc flagship. for our neighborhoods, it not only provides great access to health care but th
. and commissioner loftus, needs no introduction. and willie brown, tremendous friend of the police department. i don't know if we have been blessed to have a mayor more supportive in our hiring plan, than mayor lee. i appreciate everyone working together to support us here in san francisco. now to the matter at hand. we are privileged to be here of the 56 sworn officers that are sworn to the rank of sergeant, captain and deputy of chief. in all endeavors leadership is critical to success. as we move into the first half of 2013, solid and sound leadership as commissioner loftus spoke us is critical to the success of the san francisco police department that challenged our able to provide top-notch law enforcement due to staffing and budget challenges. this past year we were expected to do more with less, and this expected to be the new normal. not only did we persevere, we excelled. we went into the neighborhoods and heard them. we lived through one of the busiest december in san francisco, and a good january and february, we can talk about that play-calling later. we were relatively unscathed for the
achievement. you get brown v board but you don't necessarily get desegregated schools. >> quite the opposite. >> right. the focus on the legal right, while totally understandable because equal rights under the law seems like a basic starting point for any kind of egalitarian politics. it's a piece. one of the things -- i think that the analogy made to abortion is quite instructive. the energy with ruth bader ginsburg this morning. one of the problems with the way abortion has evolved as an issue was that it was disarticulated from broader reproductive justice issues. so that abortion sort of became like a consumer right that an individual could purchase approximate she could afford it. >> yep. >> other people would lose the right because it wasn't understood as a matter of justice. it was understood as a kind of consumer right. with marriage, the same danger is there. that the legal right to access to marriage as it now exists is kind of the end point. even though we won't get there now, we'll get there eventually. rather than understanding that a broader way of recognizing household and par
deaths. here is all the numbers break down. this is from the associated press, brown university casualties program. opposition forces, around 36,000, allied military and police around 11,000. ..s. military, 4400 humanitarian workers, journalists, 231. 13 8 billion.ken even to the different countries and how much they were able to get from the rebuilding of a rock. this is the financial times from yesterday. the trunk michigan, democratic caller. thank you. i was against the war from avery beginning. to voice myll in opinion. , itlt if we attacked iraq would bring destruction and chaos.very -- sure enough, all that came to pass. i look at our soldiers who were and they did the do.ing they were elected to the pain and suffering, to have people in power who had no idea of what they were sending these brave men and women into were unconscionable. a lot of things we're going through now is repayment for this ungodly and unjust war. i just feel sorry for the people of iraq, that they have had to suffer -- suffer and still suffer. i talked to them before the war .n iraq, during the war
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